Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BaD Radio - Recap - 8/24/11

Wednesday 8/24/11

Episode: 3002

Location: Studio

Cowboys Press Conference

The Open: “Bob, does it hurt?” “If you’ve had sex with anyone other than yourself in the last 10 years, you need to get tested.” The Little League World Series is throwing off Dan’s DVR. Such a first world problem. The guys wonder who actually watches the LLWS and how much money does it make. It can’t be much. Dan has a news story of a teacher in Murphy, Texas, for being a creep and playing the Mommy/Baby game with kids in school. He put diapers on them. He also had a cage in his home in which he’d dress as a baby and crawl inside. The lock on the cage was activated by someone on the internet. This is why you don’t hire male kindergarten teachers.

1:00 – Aaron Schatz: The Editor-in-Chief of the heralded joins the show. Last year they predicted that health, offensive line and age would be the Cowboys downfall. It happened.

1:15 – Ok, Now He’s On: Aaron says that this year’s book was extremely hard to put together due to the lockout and condensed free agency period. The Football Outsiders prediction for the Cowboys is 8 wins, but personally, Aaron thinks that is a little low. Two key changes he sees for the positive are the addition of Rob Ryan and the youth movement along the offensive line. That being said, he also believes you need a blend of experience and youth on an offensive line. He refers to the 49ers last year who drafted 2 linemen early in the draft, when he says that it’s a long term move with little short term positive impact. Talk then moves to the strange drop off in production from Mike Jenkins and the Cowboys defense as a whole. Because this drop off played a huge role in the Cowboys win total prediction, he says it’s hard to predict if that was a fluke or a trend. Turnover ratio is a big deal for the Cowboys and Aaron points out that that is a hard stat to predict. Basically, the more sacks you get, the more fumbles you’ll cause. FO is really high on the Eagles this year, as to be expected. The Vick factor creates so many opportunities for the skill position players for the Eagles. Aaron believes that the Eagles’ offensive line and line backers prevent them from being a true “Dream Team”. FO predicts that, unlike recent history, there will be a large amount of repeat teams in the playoffs this year. This is also due to the lockout and the lack of offseason contact some of the fringe teams are used to having between coaches and players. In the AFC, they have the Colts declining, and that was before the recent news of the Manning neck concern. Aaron likes what the Patriots have done; they went 14-2 last year with a defense made up of 24 and 25 year olds. That defense can only get better. What they have done right centers around the draft and using older players to fill holes, not be the foundation.

1:40 – Fight Night: Corona Fight Night is tomorrow at the Village Country Club. Pacifist v Fighter. Vegetarian v Meat-Eater. MMA v Hockey. Chick v Chick. Heavyweight v Heavyweight. More. Fights start at 5:50.

2:00 – Audio: Philippe Sederos “Come in your face”. Once again, Jim Knox strikes again. He found Rick Carlisle, after he threw out the first pitch, at the Rangers game last night. He called him Rich Carlisle, then corrects himself and sounds like he says “Carlisle” with a tranquilizer dart in his neck. He proceeds to ask him if it’s been non-partying for Carlisle since the Finals.

2:20 – The Tom Grieve Show: The Red Sox won game 2 of the series last night, getting to Colby Lewis early and never looking back. This is an important stretch for the Rangers and they can’t afford to have outings from Colby Lewis like that. By the end of the Chicago series, the travelling and intensity of the previous Angels serious really took its toll on the team. Tom’s take on Jared Weaver’s new contract extension for 5 years and $85 million: He says that Weaver is the kind of guy who you hate when he’s not on your team, but after Weaver took less money to stay in Anaheim, Tom thinks of him in a better light. Tom thinks that the impact that contract has on C.J. Wilson is negligible at best. Tom is obsessed with Fantasy Football.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BaD Radio - Recap - 8/23/11

Tuesday 8/23/11

Episode: 3001

Location: Mama’s Pizza in Keller

Cowboys Press Conference

The Open: “Poor Meg. She got a worse deal than that no armed baseball player, Bucky LeGrange.” Dan is a severe creature of habit. Part of that includes the way they sit in the studio and on remotes. That being said, since Bob is leaving, Donovan took Bob’s seat at the remote. This has upset Dan’s chi. Bob was happy about watching the Bears last night with Cutler, Marion Barber and Roy Williams on the field together, forming a Dream Team! Ron Jaworski would not shut up last night about Barber’s short yardage skills. He obviously didn’t watch any film. The Chicago papers actually believe they have a true number one receiver now in Roy Williams. Silly Bears.

1:00 – Cowboys Talk: The Cowboys have added a fourth kicker into the mix, Shayne Graham. He went 12 for 12 with the Patriots last year, yet he is still a kicker that wasn’t employed before this. Dan is worrying about the Shayne Graham distance question. In 2009, he was 2 for 4 from 50 yards and out.

1:20 – Donovan Interviews a Cowboy: He interviewed the aforementioned David Buehler. He has never dated a cheerleader but is dating a former Hooters waitress. He scored decent on his SATs. He’s somewhat versed in Ebonics. He lettered in 3 or more sports in high school. He confirms the black guys in the shower theory. The guys wonder how they forgot David Buehler in their list of over-personalitied local athletes.

1:40 – Sports Business: Bob saw some advertising for MLS on NBC during Sunday Night Football. NBC will air some MLS games over the next 3 years with most of them being shown on Versus. The deal is worth $10 million, which is tiny in comparison to the NFL but a giant leap for the MLS. The UFC has signed a $100 million a year deal for 7 years with FOX. There will be around 4 bouts a year. This a giant leap for the UFC.

2:00 – Gay Not Gay: Is it gay to have “<3s” and things surrounding your girlfriends name when she calls on your phone? Yes. Is it gay to respond for you and your buddy when both were invited to a party? Not gay. Is using a straw at a restaurant gay? Not gay. Is it gay to buy some linen pants for your buddy because he said they looked comfortable? Yes.

2:20 – Rangers Talk: C.J. Wilson was dominant last night as the Rangers beat the Red Sox in the first of four games, 4-0. Colby Lewis takes the bump against Jon Lackey tonight, both 11 game winners, even though Lackey has a 6+ ERA. Mike Napoli hit a 3 run home run last night and continues to be the hottest hitter in baseball since the All-Star Break. It’s still amazing how the Rangers pulled the under the table deal with the Blue Jays to get Napoli from the Angels. Napoli has passed the eyeball test when it comes to Rangers you want up at a crucial time in the game. C.J. Wilson is adding more and more money to his new contract with each start.

3:00 – Why Today Doesn’t Suck: On this day in 1775, Britain’s King George III declared the American colonies in rebellion. Happy Birthday to Mike Boddicker, Rex Grossman, Destination Tonsils 2, Sonny Jurgensen, Rik Smits, Julio Franco and Jay Mohr.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

BaD Radio - Recap - 8/22/11

Monday 8/22/11

Episode: 3000

Location: Studio

The Mix: “Bad weekend at the poll?” – Bob, regarding Norm’s absence.

The Open: Does this guy know how to party or what?” “Live from the studio, here’s Big Mac and the Sturminator.” Dan is back from his vacation just in time for show number 3000! Dan parked in the parking garage and made the walk through smoker’s alley, he has no idea how people can stand outside in this heat and get some sort of thrill out of smoking. The three things that you don’t want to do while mowing your lawn in this heat is smoke, drink coffee and eat a praline. Somehow the show survived Dan’s week long hiatus where he was on the Cleveland float at the Jim Thome 600th home run parade. Dan’s aunt has a new guy friend; he was introduced to this new love interest as a “Sports DJ” in Dallas. Saturday night, Jake had a graduation party and Grubes made them find out the dress code to know if he could wear his basketball shorts. Grubes proceeded to be a no-show. Dan was there. He wasn’t there to get wasted; he wasn’t there to hook up. He was just the old guy in the corner.

12:40 – Cowboys Talk: BREAKING: Recent happenings in the NFL, the Raiders have selected Terrelle Pryor in the 3rd Round of the Supplemental Draft. In other news that no one really cares about, Dan got his new Cowboys’ notebook for the season. It’s blue. The starters played a good amount of the first half last night, which was nice. The intriguing part is that Kitna only played one series. Some reasons that might be the case: We already know what he’s got, they’re being cautious of his recently hurt back or is Stephen McGee playing a lot to knock Kitna off the roster or is he playing a lot to see if he’s worthy of the Cowboys keeping him on the roster?

12:55 – More Cowboys Talk: Back to the Stephen McGee discussion, Bob brings up that the Cowboys this preseason, have made a conscious effort to usher in a youth movement. Dan thinks that McGee has looked good and has the ability to “make all the throws”. Bob thinks that McGee doesn’t really have the QB basics to be able to drop back, make the reads and make the right decision. Kitna can do that but he doesn’t have the arm to make the throws; which is why he’s a backup in the league. For the Cowboys, it’s a matter of what type of QB you want in the off chance that Romo gets hurt. McGee missed an open Poots in the endzone on a 2-minute drive. Bob feels that the worst part of 2010 for the Cowboys was that there were so many veterans who were contending for their jobs. It seems like that mindset has changed with Garrett taking the reins.

1:20 – Even More Cowboys Talk: The game yesterday was the first time Bob has taken his son to a pro football game. He reiterates a common thought about going to a game versus watching at home, saying that it’s harder to break down a game and what is happening on every play. One thing that was easy to see at the game was how the first team secondary was confused and outmanned by the San Diego WRs. Dan continues to wonder that if Rob Ryan is so great than why isn’t he a head coach somewhere? The defense needs to learn these schemes very quickly. But they have a little leeway looking at the first few weeks of the schedule you go against the Jets, San Francisco and Washington; not the most elite passing attacks in the league. Some positives from last night and this entire preseason has been the youth movement on the offensive line. Tyron Smith is going to be a dominant force for years to come. Phil Costa and Bill Nagy, undrafted and 7th round respectively, have made strong showings. Bill Nagy has all the “lunch pail” descriptions that lead you to believe that he has the early lead. Regardless of what happens, the line will be much younger this year.

1:40 – Short Segment: Some Cowboys wrap up. Dan loved Felix. Backup guard Jeremy Parnell might have some potential. Sam Young is not ready to start. Lonyae Miller had a pretty stout block on blitz pickup but followed it up with a fumble. Fellow running back Phillip Tanner had his helmet ripped off and then ran for a touchdown, but it was called back because the rule states that once the helmet pops off the play is blown dead. Dan hates this rule. He also doesn’t eat meat. Cris Collinsworth was looking at his 2007 scouting report to say that Leonard Davis was a good player and that Bob Sanders was Polamalu-like. Bob Sanders, who has played in 9 of his last 48 games. Dan thinks that the trailer for Contagion and thinks it looks better than Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

2:00 – Bob’s Game Changing Announcement: Bob is leaving the show for awhile, most of September, in order to go to Honduras so they can adopt a young boy. He and his wife started this process over 30 months ago. This is pretty awesome! Their first choice was to try to adopt from Guatemala, but Guatemala is closed off to international adoptions. Until they have custody and he is a US citizen, nothing is 100% set in stone. As soon as they get there, he becomes their son, but he can’t travel internationally for 4 to 6 weeks.

2:20 – More Adoption Talk: When you look at the show as a whole, Bob being gone for a month is not a huge deal. Dan is proud of Bob and what he’s doing with his life. The start of this endeavor took place when Bob went on a Mission Trip in 2006. The young boy they are adopting just turned 5 years old, they wanted the adopted child to be younger than their own kids but they didn’t want a baby because older kids don’t get adopted as frequently. Once he’s here, he’s not a charity case; he’s part of the family. Another aspect of this is figuring out how his children are going to react to the new addition; this is another reason for going away for 4 to 6 weeks. This will be the longest period of time Bob has been away from this job.

2:40 – Rangers Talk: The Rangers hit a bit of a tailspin to finish up their 10 game road trip, yet they still went 7-3 and increased their lead over the Angels in the West. Derek Holland continues to baffle with the extreme nature of his inconsistency. He’s polarizing in the sense that social media has allowed us a detailed looked into the personalities of some of these athletes that we would never see otherwise. Holland is goofy and when he’s winning, it’s great, but when he’s losing, we blame it on his “lack of focus”. It’s unfair. It used to be the case that if you pander to the media, you’ll have a larger leash. But if you become part of the media, you better be performing on the field. It’s a new level of the media/player dynamics. Damn, he’s got a great upside though.

3:00 – Why Today Doesn’t Suck: Happy Birthday to Ray Burris, Paul Maguire, Paul Molitor, Bill Parcells, Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2, Carl Yastrzemski, GTA, Norman Schwarzkopf, Sydney Williams and Kristen Wiig. Spares today are Terry Catledge, Wes Chandler and Darren Jackson. RIP to Leni Riefenstahl and Huey Newton.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

BaD Radio - Recap - 8/19/11

Friday 8/19/11

Episode: 2999

Location: Cowboy’s Stadium

The Mix: Norm uses mousse to part his back hair.

The Open: Bob throws out the hypothetical that if the Cowboys were playing the Eagles and the Cowboys got the kill screen against the Eagles and all the players left the field but were replaced by 500 Eagles fans. Would the Eagles fans score against the Cowboys defense? Bob had a meet the teacher night for his two kids, both teachers are pregnant. Right up Grubes’ alley. The main directive from the teachers is don’t send birthday treats unless they’re individually wrapped because of allergies. The wussification of America! Conversation then goes to the ridiculousness of kids frolicking in the fountains of upscale shopping centers. Some kid went number 2 in the fountain in Uptown of Cedar Hill. Let’s get our fountains under control.

12:40 – Rangers Talk: The Rangers were 3 outs away from sweeping the Angels last night, but Mike Adams gave up a 2-run walk off home run to Mark Trumbo in the bottom of the 9th. Twitter was in a frenzy over that. Mike Napoli put the Rangers up 1-0 with a home run off of Jared Weaver, Weaver stared him down as he rounded the bases and Napoli yelled some niceties toward Weaver from the dugout. This isn’t the first time Weaver has done it. Colby Lewis was dominate. Mark Lowe had one of the more dominate innings we’ve seen this year in the 8th. He had nasty stuff. Mike Adams was the closer tonight because Neftali needed a night off. Despite the loss, the Rangers are 6 games up on the Angels. The Rangers are now off to face the White Sox in Chicago for 3 games.

1:00 – Football Talk: Bob is taking his young son to his first professional football game on Sunday, there were tickets on sale at StubHub for $2. Bob got his for $20 with a face value of $125. For a first game for a 6 year old, preseason is the way to go. If the kid loses interest after the first half, you don’t want to waste $200 on a real game.

1:15 – Hazing Talk: In lieu of Jason Garrett’s “no hazing” policy, Donovan tells some tales of his hazing and initiations into his college frat. First off, Donovan has a brand on his arm, though it’s hard to see. He pledged for 6 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours and 29 minutes. He wouldn’t do it again if he knew then what he knows now. They had a cop that was a brother and he pulled a gun on them the first day. They would get smacked with paddles. They had to wear black jeans and black shirts. Bob isn’t sold that this was that horrible. If they failed any of their physical activities, like 6 inches or something like that, they got a ruler, a paddle or hands to the chest by about 5 guys. Bob is not a frat guy and doesn’t see the plus side. The ready social scene, the women and the camaraderie were the big selling points for Donovan. One time they were blindfolded and told they were about to jump into a pool (Donovan was terrified), they were really at a graveyard and they made them jump into an open grave. There is something about the shared suffering.

1:50 – Pre Press Conference Segment: Drew Pearson is going to added to the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor. Larry Allen might be going in as well, that is unconfirmed. Last night the Eagles and Steelers played and Michael Vick looked absolutely horrible, 3 INTs. The Eagles defense looked horrible as well with Big Ben picking them apart for 3 TDs in the first half. Bob has wondered for a long while (not just a kneejerk reaction to last night) that Michael Vick is not an elite QB. To be the favorites to make it to the Super Bowl, you must start with a franchise QB. There are many reasons not to trust Michael Vick to be healthy all year much less be great for 16 games.

2:00 – Ring of Honor: Drew Pearson, Larry Allen and Charles Haley have been added to the Cowboys Ring of Honor. Three solid and appropriate additions.

2:30 – Ring of Honor Follow Up: Who should be the next additions? Harvey Martin? Darren Woodson? Ed “Too Tall” Jones? Cornell Green? Deion Sanders? “Moose” Johnston? Jay Novacek? Leon Lett? Nate Newton? Bill Bates? Jimmy Johnson’s Hair?

3:00 - Why Today Doesn’t Suck: On this day in 1951 a midget, Eddie Goddell, went to bat for the St. Louis Browns. He wore the number 1/8. Happy Birthday to Morten Andersen, Mary Jo Fernandez, Vulvapalooza, Anthony Munoz, John Stamos, Lil Romeo, Fat Joe, Bill Clinton, Tipper Gore, Matthew Perry and Ricky Pierce. Spares include Woody Williams, Bobby Richardson and David Boston.

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